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Thought for the Day--March 16, 2011: What Works for You and Insulin Resistance

Today's thought: Throw away all diet and lifestyle dictums and advice that don't work for and with you. This website and all the diet and lifestyle plans can give you all the advice in the world, but if it doesn't work for you, then it doesn't serve you well. Ultimately, you and your doctor need to find the diet balance that will best help you lose weight and develop your optimal lifestyle. I am insulin resistant, which is a precursor to type 2 Diabetes. If I manage my resistance, I am less likely to develop Diabetes. A few years ago, I was on a very low carb diet, but, ultimately, I could not sustain it, no matter how hard I tried. I just hated it, I felt deprived, and I was depressed. No matter how much my doctor tried to rah-rah me into staying the course by telling me that the goal outweighed the sacrifice, I just couldn't buy into it. So, of course, I ultimately slipped off the diet wagon and gained all the weight back and then some. More importantly, I was ris

Thought for the Day--February 22, 2011: Insulin Resistance and Disappointment

If you are insulin resistant, you may be able to reverse its main symptom of extreme hunger (without going on an extreme low carb diet) by eating well-balanced small meals and snacks every two to four hours. I offer no scientific evidence for this claim, just my own personal experience: after five months of eating right (fewer calories that include lean proteins, fruits, seeds and nuts, vegetables, and, yes, complex carbs), I'm beginning to feel satisfied at longer intervals between meals and snacks. Of course, we're all different and, therefore, your body may react differently. It's always a good idea to check with your physician. One disappointment to report: I tried to finish up my book before leaving for Macedonia (tomorrow), but I just couldn't do it. My fault: I started the project too late. I decided that the best thing to do is just let it go for now-- and get cracking on it when I return from Macedonia. Just movin' on!

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